Leinster have added Munster legend Denis Leamy to their coaching staff ahead of the new season which kicks off on Friday week.
Leamy, who was forced to retire prematurely at the age of 30 in 2012 after failing to recover from a hip injury, will work as an elite player development officer (EPDO) with the reigning PRO14 champions.
Since his retirement Leamy has been working with Rockwell College, Garryowen and Munster’s underage teams. A native of Cashel, he was also part of Tipperary’s 2016 All-Ireland hurling backroom winning team.
His appointment is seen as a major coup for Leinster as the 57-times capped Leamy has established an excellent reputation in coaching circles for his knowledge of the game.
His move to Leinster coincides with new forwards coach Graham Rowntree’s arrival at Thomond Park.
Leamy will join newly-appointed academy manager Noel McNamara in bringing new players through to the senior ranks at the RDS.
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